Ø From July 18 to 22, 2016, the first Summer Camp of Paleontology for college students hosted by NIGPAS was kicked off in Nanjing.
Ø On June 28, 2016, a wonderful graduation party was held for new obtainers of PhD and MS degrees at NIGPAS.
Ø On June 25, 2016, a Chinese version of the book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction translated by Prof. XU Honghe and Dr. Jiang Qing from NIGPAS was nominated as one of 2016 CAS Outstanding Popular Science Books.
Ø From June 24 to 27, 2016, a national convention of micropalaeontologists and fossil phycologists was held in Hezheng, Gansu, China that was organized by Palaeontological Society of China (PSC).
Ø On May 14, 2016, Prof. YUAN Xunlai from NIGPAS gave a talk "The Mysterious Origin of Life" to the public, which is the first of the Darwin Lecture serials organized by Nanjing Palaeontology Museum.
Ø On May 4, 2016, three photographs provided by NIGPAS were awarded "Discovery of the Beauty in Science" by CAS.
Ø On March 3, 2016, Academician RONG Jiayu from NIGPAS gave a lecture "Introduction to Biological Evolution - Evidences from Palaeontology and Stratigraphy" at Nanjing University, as the opening of a university general selected course "Biological Evolution and the Environment".
Ø On February 26, 2016, the research project "Late Mesozoic Daohugou-Jehol Biota and insect fossils" finished by Prof. HUANG Diying and his research group from NIGPAS won the first prize of 2015 Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Award.
Ø From January 13 to 17, 2016, the annual meeting of a national basic research program (973 Program) “From Snowball Earth to the Cambrian Explosion: Coevolution of life and environment around 600 Myr” and the 2015 symposium of Sino-German cooperation project were held in Yichang, Hubei Province, China, attracting more than 170 experts from 15 domestic institutions and 4 countries abroad.